Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is Asheville's closest gem mine and a popular tourist attraction where visitors can mine for their gems and take home their treasures. The mine features indoor and outdoor water flumes where visitors can search for gems such as emeralds, sapphires, garnets, opals and more. Family owned and operated, the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine also offers onsite gemstone cutting for special gifts, as well as a unique gift shop that sells gems, fossils, wood carvings, and Native American Indian items.



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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is home to the world's largest gem mine bucket which was built in 2009 and stands over seven feet tall and eight feet wide. The gem mine bucket holds over 30,000 pounds of dirt and is valued at $20,000.

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is home to a family of goats that children can visit and pet and offers comfortable log cabin accommodations for visitors who want to stay at the mine. The mine surrounded by 250 magnificent waterfalls and cascades within a few miles of each other that can be visited and explored. Elijah Mountain Gem Mine caters for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Visitor Information

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is located at 2120 Brevard Road in Hendersonville and is open to the public Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, Phone: 828-692-6560, website

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